Glass & Glazing Standards
British Standards are constantly being updated and European (EN) standards being adopted. As such, this list can never be complete and is meant as a guide only.
BS EN 572 :
BS EN 572 : Glass in Building – Basic soda lime silicate glass products
Part 1 : 2012 Definitions and general physical and mechanical properties
Part 2 : 2012 Float glass
Part 3 : 2012 Polished wired glass
Part 4 : 2012 Drawn sheet glass
Part 5 : 2012 Patterned glass
Part 6 : 2012 Wired patterned glass
Part 7: 2012 Wired or unwired channel shaped glass
Part 8: 2012 Supplied and finished cut sizes
Part 9: 2004 Evaluation of conformity/Product standard
BS 952 : Glass for glazing
Part 1 : 1995 Classification
Part 2 : 1980 Terminology for work on glass
BS EN 1096 – Glass in building. Coated glass.
Part 1: 2012 Definitions and classification
Part 2 : 2012 Requirements and test methods for class A, B and S Coatings
Part 3 : 2012 Requirements and test methods for class C and D coatings
Part 4 : 2004 Evaluation of conformity/Product standard
BS EN 1863 Glass in buildings. Heat strengthened soda lime silicate glass.
Part 1: 2011 – Definition and description
Part 2: 2004 – Evaluation of conformity. Product standard
BS EN 12150 : Glass in building. Thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety
Part 1: 2000 – Definition and description
Part 2: 2004 – Evaluation of conformity/Product standard
BS EN ISO 12543 : Glass in building – Laminated glass and laminated safety glass
Part 1 : 2011 Definitions and description of component parts
Part 2 : 2011 Laminated safety glass
Part 3 : 2011 Laminated glass
Part 4 : 2011 Test methods for durability
Part 5 : 2011 Dimensions and edge finishing
Part 6 : 2011 Appearance
BS EN 14179 : 2005 : Glass in building – Heat soaked thermally toughened soda-lime silicate safety glass.
Part 1 : Definitions and descriptions
Part 2 : Evaluation and conformity – product standard
BS 8000 Workmanship on building sites
Part 7: 1990 Code of practice for glazing
BS EN 1279 Glass in building. Insulating glass units.
BS 5234 Partitions (including matching linings).
Part 1 1992: Code of practice for design and installation
Part 2 1992: Specification for performance requirements for strength and robustness including methods of test
BS EN 81 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts.
Part 1 1998 + A3:2009: Electric lifts
Part 2 1998 + A3:2009: Hydraulic lifts
Safety, Security, Design and Installation
BS EN 1063 : 2000 Glass in building. Security glazing. Testing and classification of resistance against bullet attack
BS 5234 : 1992 Partitions (including matching linings).
Part 1 : Code of practice for design and installation
Part 2 : Specification for performance requirements for strength and robustness including methods of test
BS 5357 :2007 Code of practice for installation and application of security glazing
BS 5516 : 2004 Patent glazing and sloping glazing for buildings.
Part 1 : Code of practice for design and installation of sloping and vertical patent glazing
Part 2 : Code of practice for sloping glazing
BS EN 356 : 2000 Glass in building. Security glazing. Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack
BS 6180 : 2011 Barriers in and about buildings. Code of practice
BS EN 12600 : 2002 Glass in building. Pendulum test. Impact test method and classification for flat glass
BS 6262 : 2005 Glazing for buildings
Part 1 : General methodology for the selection of glass
Part 2 : Code of practice for energy, light and sound
Part 3 : Code of practice for fire, security and wind load
Part 4 : Code of practice for safety related to human impact
Part 6 : Code of practice for special applications
Part 7 : Code of practice for provision of information
BS EN 1991-1-7:2006 Eurocode 1. Actions on structures. General actions.
BS EN 12521 : 2009 Furniture. Strength, durability and safety. Requirements for domestic tables
BS EN 14749 : 2005 Domestic and kitchen storage units and worktops. Safety requirements and test methods
BS 8213 : Windows, doors and roof lights. Design for safety in use and during cleaning of windows, including door-height windows and roof windows
Part 1: 2004 Code of practice
Part 4: 2007 Code of practice for the survey and installation of
windows and external doorsets
BS EN 13541 :2012 : Glass in building – Security glazing. Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure
BS EN 12758 : 2011 : Glass in building – Glazing and airborne sound insulation. Product descriptions and determination of properties
BS EN 357 : 2004 : Glass in building. Fire resistant glazed elements with transparent or translucent glass products. Classification of fire resistance
BS 9991:2011 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of Practice
BS 9999: 2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings
BS 476: Fire tests on building materials and structures.
Part 3: 2004 – Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs
Part 4: 1970 – Non-combustibility test for materials
Part 6: 1989+A1:2009 – Method of test for fire propagation for products
Part 7: 1997 – Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products
Part 20: 1987- Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles)
Part 22: 1987 – Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction
BS EN 1363 Fire resistance tests.
Part 1:2012 General requirements
BS EN 1364 Fire resistance tests for non-load bearing elements
Part 1: 1999 – Walls
BS EN 1634 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware.
Part 1: 2008 – Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows
Other relevant documents:
The Building Regulations (England and Wales)
Part B – Fire Safety
Part L – Conservation of fuel and power
Part K – Protection from falling, collision and impact
Part N – Glazing – materials and protection
The Building Regulations (Scotland)
Part D – Structural Fire Precautions
Part E – Means of escape from fire and facilities for fire fighting.
Part J – Conversion of fuel and power
Part P – Miscellaneous hazards
Part S – Access to and movement within buildings, and protective barriers
The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland)
Part D – Structure
Part E – Fire Safety
Part F – Conservation of fuel and power in dwelling and other
Part H – Stairs, ramps, guarding and protection from impact
Part V – Glazing
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare); Regulations 1992
Regulation 14 (windows, transparent or translucent doors, gates and walls)